2018 randstad US salary guides show it's a job seekers market.

Recent economic boosts give employers the opportunity to invest in their workforce and take actionable measures to correct pay inequities to remain competitive

ATLANTA – February 6, 2018 – Randstad US today released its 2018 Salary Guides. Updated annually, the Salary Guides provide job seekers with insight into how their compensation might compare with others in their field and geographic region and are a resource for employers to assess their pay rates against competitors. Continuing the trend seen over the past two years, this year’s analysis reveals that salaries have risen an average of three percent across many fields and industries.

This is great news for workers, but it puts pressure on employers, many of whom are finding that aligning pay with the overall market is no longer enough to attract top talent.

"Paying employees a competitive salary has never been more important than it is today," said Jim Link, chief human resources officer at Randstad North America. "Organizations benefiting from the recently reduced corporate tax rate should take advantage and look to invest in their workforce since today's tight labor market means employers risk losing both current and prospective talent if they don't pay according to job seekers' expectations."

Randstad's Salary Guides include pay ranges for common job titles or positions within engineering, finance and accounting, clinical and non-clinical healthcare, human resources, information technology, life sciences, manufacturing and logistics and office and administration.

A sample of what you'll find in Randstad’s 2018 Salary Guides includes:


Validation Engineer
Northeast | senior-level

finance and accounting.

Financial Analysts
$65,015 – $75,090
Baltimore, MD | large company


Medical Assistant
midwest | expert

non-clinical healthcare.

Medical Receptionists
$14.51 - $17.71/hour
Houston, TX | 5 years of experience

human resources.

HR Generalist
$65,616 – $87,472
New York, NY | professional services industry

information technology.

Machine Learning Engineer
Atlanta, GA | mid-level

life sciences.

Drug Safety Associates
Chicago, IL | average mid-range salary

manufacturing and logistics.

Maintenance Mechanics
$25.70 - $29.97/hour
Ontario/Riverside, CA | 6 years of experience

office and administration.

Executive Assistants
$30.82 - $38.57/hour
Miami, FL | 7 years of experience

Download Randstad’s 2018 Salary Guides for engineering, finance and accounting, clinical and non-clinical healthcare, human resources, information technology, life sciences, manufacturing and logistics and office and administration.

about randstad's salary guides.

Every year, Randstad US publishes its Salary Guides highlighting compensation information across many fields and industries in key geographic markets.

Salaries in specific regions may vary based upon local market conditions and position-specific requirements, such as experience levels, professional certifications or knowledge of certain software. In addition, the salary data has been drawn from multiple industries and may not accurately portray a company’s specific situation.

The salary data is a combination of proprietary Randstad information and data provided by Economic Research Institute (ERI), a widely known resource of robust job competency, cost-of-living, executive compensation and salary surveys.

about randstad.

Randstad North America is a wholly owned subsidiary of Randstad Holding nv, a €20.7 billion global provider of HR services. Through its unique approach of delivering HR innovation with human interaction at the center, Randstad secures and manages a workforce of more than 100,000 people for thousands of clients each week. As a trusted partner in the post-digital world of talent, Randstad advances the careers and business success of candidates and clients through a combination of the best of high-tech and high-touch processes.

Employing over 6,500 recruiting experts through approximately 1,100 offices and client-dedicated locations, Randstad North America provides outsourcing, staffing, consulting and workforce solutions within the areas of engineering, finance and accounting, healthcare, human resources, IT, legal, life sciences, manufacturing and logistics, office and administration and sales and marketing. Learn more at www.randstadusa.com.

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